mweir145 wrote:I've largely stopped caring about this every year with the holier-than-thou, no-nothing writer types who decide who get in (it's kind of like those ridiculous awards they give out too), but the baseball HOF should not be taken seriously at all if it doesn't include Bonds and Clemens (who are arguably the best hitter and best pitcher in the entire history of the sport). I have little doubt that the BBWAA will let baseball down once again come January, though.
Yep. But hey, you can go to the HOF and see Jim Rice!!!!!!!!!!
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Why isn't Larry Walker a no brainer pick? Just a longevity thing? I think too much stock is put into the numbers TBH.
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I think Lofton is a lot closer than I believed originally. Best defensive center fielder for a period of time. Elite base runner. Hit .300 for his career. .370 on OBP. He did not hit home runs, but he did rob home runs. If I had to choose between Tim Raines and Kenny Lofton for my team, I would probably choose Kenny Lofton.
That said, I probably would not vote for him, but, like I said, it is a lot closer than I originally believed.
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